Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0044p73 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2016

Investigations and management of hyponatraemia: experience at a district general hospital

Tauni Rahat Ali , Omer Tahir , Khan Mustafa

Background: Hyponatraemia is the most common electrolyte abnormality in hospitalised patients. It is an independent risk factor for mortality and is associated with increased length of hospital stay.Method: The objective of audit was to review practice of investigations and management of hyponatraemia in adults at Bedford hospital in line with evidence based guidelines including European Society of Endocrinology 2014 clinical practice guidance. An observ...

ea0013p293 | Thyroid | SFEBES2007

Persistent hypothyroidism despite optimal therapy: time to rethink

Varughese George , Tahrani Abd , Khan Tahir , Davis Julie , Clayton Richard , Hanna Fahmy

We report a 47-year old lady who was initially diagnosed to have primary hypothyroidism nearly four years ago; on treatment with levothyroxine sodium (LT4) 150 μcg daily. Despite reasonable doses of LT4, and being fully compliant with her therapy, at no stage her TSH was less than 20 mU/L (Table-1). Malabsorption was ruled out and there were no clinical features to suggest this. When she was reviewed...